Michelle Yeoh says the hot dog fingers scene with Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All At Once is a “beautiful love story”; Billy Porter will open Outfest 2022 with the world premiere of his directorial debut Anything’s Possible; the final trailer for Jordan Peele’s Nope and the trailer for Kit Zauhar’s Actual People. All in today’s Movie News Rundown.
But First: We’ve got the exclusive trailer for Kit Zauhar’s Actual People, who also stars as Riley, a college senior with a week to figure out what she’s doing after graduation. Next to friends with jobs set up at online magazines and startups, she’s “absolutely terrified” — and doing “absolutely nothing.”
Actors: Check out our own Caleb Hammond’s write-up of Red Rocket director Sean Baker’s conversation with Betsey Brown (The Scary of Sixty-First) at a sold-out screening of her feature directorial debut, Actors. Brown acts alongside her brother, fellow filmmaker and actor Peter Vack, and the story was inspired by a real-life moment of sibling rivalry she experienced at SXSW in 2017.
BlackStar: One of MovieMaker‘s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, the BlackStar Film Festival has announced its 2022 lineup. The fest celebrates Black, brown and indigenous filmmakers, and the lineup includes the narrative feature Jasmine is a Star directed by Jo Rochelle, which follows a 16-year-old with albinism who makes it her mission to become a model in Minneapolis, and Aftershock directed by Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee, which follows two families as they galvanize activists, birth-workers, and physicians to reckon with the US maternal health crisis after having lost loved ones due to childbirth complications. The program also includes experimental films, including Blackalachia, with a live conceptual performance by Moses Sumney with a 7-piece band who will play on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Early bird tickets to BlackStar are now available here.
Harry Styles: Vanity Fair has the first look at Harry Styles in My Policeman, a new feature film in which he plays a closeted police officer in late 1950s England who must hide his secret love affair with a local museum curator (David Dawson), not only from the world, but from his wife (Emma Corrin). Directed by Michael Grandage, its produced by husband-team Robbie Rogers and Greg Berlanti along with Berlanti’s longtime producing partner Sarah Schechter, who has worked with him on countless TV projects including You, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Batwoman, Supergirl, and Riverdale.
Outfest: This year’s Outfest will open with the world premiere Anything’s Possible, Billy Porter’s directorial debut. It’s an uplifting love story about a senior-year relationship between a trans girl and a cis boy, and close with John Logan’s directorial debut, They/Them, according to Deadline.
Hot Dog Fingers: Michelle Yeoh talks about being extremely sick at fight choreography and working with Jamie Lee Curtis in the Daniels’ masterpiece Everything Everywhere All At Once — oh, and filming that infamous hot dog fingers scene, which she calls “the most beautiful love story in that universe,” in an interview with Variety.
Recommended: Check out Vulture‘s list of its 13 best music festival documentaries. Start with Monterey Pop (1968) and Woodstock (1970). And if you like that list, you’ll also probably like Heartworn Highways (1976). It’s not about a music festival, but rather the endlessly fascinating outlaw country movement that took root in Texas with legends including Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, David Allen Coe, and more.
Nope Final Trailer: The final trailer for Jordan Peele’s sci-fi horror Nope starring Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya is out, and it’s all about aliens. Hitting theaters on July 22, it’s going to be a wild ride — and you’ll definitely see a flying saucer or two. Check out the new trailer for Nope below:
Main image: Michelle Yeoh with hot dog fingers in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Courtesy of A24